Naples is the biggest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region and the Province of Naples. Naples has an estimated population of about 1,000,000 residents. Naples was also the capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and after the Congress of Vienna became the capital of the Kingdom of Naples. Thus, Naples was the only city taking the same name as the Kingdom of which it was the capital. After a long period of fall off following the forging of the Italian State over 100 years ago, the city is making enormous strides in recovering its reputation as a center for culture. Naples is by tradition the home of pizza. Neapolitan food forms the center for much Italian American cuisine. Naples has seen many of its children spread throughout the world in many countries. The majority of these Neapolitans who left Italy went to the Americas, mainly the United States. Al Capone is a descendant of Naples, he was born in Brooklyn but his parents are from Naples.
There are many attractions within the city of Naples. If you want to take a nice walk and see a lot in a little time visit La Villa Comunale. La Villa Comunale has been restored and renovated, it stretches along the waterfront in the western end of the city. One of its many immunities is an aquarium which is probably Europe's oldest and its favored.
Another tourist favorite is The Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as the Farnese Marbles. Some of the utmost surviving Roman statues, and an amazing numismatic collection. Another place to see is the Teatro di San Carlo, this place is the oldest active opera house in Europe, it opened its doors on November 4, 1737.